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After Thursday’s landmark deal between P5+1 and Iran regarding the country’s nuclear program, it seems that we may be in the first days of a new era, where the threats of nuclear warfare are, if not behind us, then certainly tamped down. It’s a perfect opportunity to revisit David Crist’s illuminating 2013 book, The Twilight War: The Secret History of America’s Thirty-Year Conflict With Iran. A former marine officer with a historian’s acumen, Crist examines the deeply clouded and often contentious relationship between the two nations.

You can purchase the book here.

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

Washington (AFP) - Republicans in the US Senate prevented action Thursday on a bill to address domestic terrorism in the wake of a racist massacre at a grocery store in upstate New York.

Democrats had been expecting defeat but were seeking to use the procedural vote to highlight Republican opposition to tougher gun control measures following a second massacre at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday.

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Jimmy Kimmel

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The totally needless killing of 19 school children and two teachers in the latest school shooting shows once again that we're a nation on the verge of total disaster.

Never hesitant to nail hypocritical Republicans, Jimmy Kimmel began his show without an audience on Wednesday and delivered a poignant monologue about the massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas that left 19 children and two teachers dead. Kimmel blasted feckless Republicans by noting most Americans support common-sense gun laws, but the legislation stalls “because our cowardly leaders just aren’t listening to us ― they’re listening to the NRA.”

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